Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 17
This is the PCSR 17th vocabulary reviewer.
1.) abrade – verb
scrape, wear away by friction
Mina’s legs were abraded by rocks during their trekking.
2.) expropriate – verb
take possession of
Mr. Gomez questioned the government’s right to expropriate his land to build a housing project.
3.) forlorn – adjective
Abandoned by his owner, the forlorn puppy sat and waited for their return.
4.) heinous – adjective
atrocious, extremely wicked
Senator Sanchez agreed to bring back the death penalty for heinous crimes.
5.) inane – adjective
Gina was accosted by her supervisor for her inane remarks during the meeting.
6.) lampoon – verb
The manager lampooned the employee’s idea.
7.) martinet – noun
strict disciplinarian, moralist
Miss Minchin was a martinet who demands discipline from her schoolgirls.
8.) nebulous – adjective
vague, hazy, cloudy
Rodel’s plan is as nebulous as the water in the pond. He can’t really tell what he’s up to.
9.) odyssey – noun
long, eventful journey
Alfred is reminiscing his odyssey from being an actor to a politician.
10.) polyglot – adjective
knowing or using several languages
JR is a polyglot. He’s been to many countries and has learned many different languages.